Today is the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings and the Allied invasion of France. To commemorate these events, our friends at SD Bullion and SilverDoctors.com are launching a special edition coin series and they've offered one of the proofs to the winner of our newest contest. <Note: This is a public thread and a public contest.>
As The Doc explains in this podcast, he and his company were looking for a way to honor the soldiers who fought and died seventy years ago today. They came up with the idea of striking 10,000 brilliant and uncirculated, one ounce silver coins. They look like this:
They are now available for order at these links:
Additionally, in order to honor the 1,557 men who are still listed as MIA from that day, SD Bullion is striking 1,557 special edition proofs. One of these proofs, #100 in honor of Pfc. Alphonse Bertels of the U.S. Army 120th Infantry Division, has been generously offered to TFMR readers by The Doc and his staff.
I am so very grateful and honored that they would do this but I wasn't quite sure how to give it away....so...how about a Hat Contest?? This time, however, instead of a hat we're playing for Private Bertels' proof and The Doc has promised to mail it to the winner.
As you know, I'm expecting a very interesting and challenging month of June. Therefore, this contest demands a different sort of prediction. Three weeks from today is contract expiration of the Comex July silver. The winner of the conetst will:
- Predict the lowest tick in this contract between Monday, the 9th and Friday, the 27th. For example, if you think that it's nothing but straight UP from today forward, you might want to guess $18.99. However, if you think that some tough sledding lies ahead, you might guess $16.12.
- As a tiebreaker, you must also predict the lowest tick in the August Comex gold over the same time period.
So, your entry should look something like this:
Again, I've made this a public thread in order to give it as wide of distribution as possible for The Doc. Make your guesses in the comments section of this thread. The contest will remain open until Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. EDT (New York time). At that point, I'll close this thread to additional comments and entries.
Thanks again to The Doc and all at SD Bullion for minting these coins and sponsoring our work here at TFMR. Please be sure to visit SD Bullion for all your metal and ammo needs and please take time this weekend to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice 70 years ago today.